This Photo Of The Duggar Grandchildren With Jim Bob & Michelle Will Remind You How Hard It Is To Keep Up
There is no surprise to anyone that the Duggar family, also known as the stars of TLC reality shows 19 Kids & Counting, and Counting On, is one large family. Michelle Duggar and her husband, Jim Bob Duggar, have welcomed 19 kids into the world over the past 30 years — and now that their kids are growing up, they're having children of their own. In case fans ever needed some perspective of how many Duggar children have started their own families, this photo of the Duggar grandchildren shows just how big their brood has gotten.
If you didn't think that there were that many Duggar grandchildren, then this photo, posted to the Duggar family Instagram account on Wednesday, is here to prove you wrong. In the photo, Jim Bob and Michelle could not look any happier to be on a bench surrounded by every single one of their grandchildren — a total of 11 kids.
Although fans might need help identifying the names of the grandkids or who each kid belongs to, it doesn't matter because the photo could not be any sweeter. Seriously.
Followers took to the comments of the photo to share their thoughts about how sweet the photo was. "My goodness they're going to be blessed with soooo many," one wrote.
"This is perfect," another summed up.
In case fans were a little unsure who is in the picture, then a little refresher might be necessary. Jim Bob and Michelle's oldest son, Josh, has five kids with his wife Anna, according to In Touch Weekly; Mackynzie, Michael, Marcus, Meredith, and Mason. Jill and Jessa Duggar have two kids each. Jill is the mom to two sons, Israel and Samuel, with her husband, Derrick Dillard, according to People. And Jessa and her husband, Ben Seewald, also have two sons named Spurgeon and Elliott, according to People (Jessa can even be seen in this photo holding Elliott up, according to In Touch Weekly).
The two smallest babies in this photo were just recently welcomed into the world this year. Joy-Anna Duggar and her husband, Austin Forsyth, welcomed their son, Gideon, in February, according to Us Weekly, and Joseph Duggar and his wife, Kendra, welcomed their son, Garrett, in June. Whew! That's a lot of babies to keep up with!
Jim Bob and Michelle might have to retake this photo very soon, though. Jinger Duggar is set to give birth to her first child, a daughter, within the next two weeks, according to Us Weekly. But let's be real — at the rate the Duggar children are going with courtships, marriages, and pregnancies lately, there could be quite a few more additions to this photo by this time next year.
Jim Bob has definitely joked about his growing family in the past. After Jill welcomed Israel into the world in 2015, Jim Bob and Michelle only had four grandchildren at the time, according to Us Weekly, but they knew it would be growing. In a video message recorded after Jill gave birth, Jim Bob joked: "Yeah, so...four grandkids and counting. Going on 200." Who knows, he might be right. Not to mention, during an episode of Counting On, which aired this past March, Jim Bob and Michelle joked that they are "already having trouble" remembering all of the names of their grandkids, according to Inquisitr.
While Jim Bob might already be having a hard time remembering the names of his grandchildren now, it's clear from this new photo with his growing brood that he and Michelle are loving #GrandparentLife. (If that wasn't a trending hashtag already, it is now a thing...)